Author Archives: Walter Biggins

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.

Top Five (2017 edition)

Once again, it’s time for that grand tradition begun by Daniel Couch, Lindsy Lawrence, and me back in 2002, in an Austin, TX, backyard. (See the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions.) Share yours. Happy New Year! 1) New York, New York. I had not … Continue reading

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A year in reading (2017)

Happy New Year! From September 2000 to mid-2015, I kept a reading log. I stopped it partly because it felt a little anal-retentive but mostly because it seemed dishonest. I mean, sure, I kept track of all the books I … Continue reading

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Beer & Book #18

Been a while, folks. How ya makin’ it? Last night’s beer: St. Bernardus Christmas Ale Last night’s books: March, vols. 1-3, written by John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, art by Nate Powell Last night’s music: Eddie Higgins Trio, Christmas … Continue reading

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Tunes, tunes, arrgh, more tunes

Been a while since I played the meme game, so blame Terry Teachout for hipping me to this one. Like him, I’m not doing this as a 30-day challenge, as I really just wanted an excuse to create a playlist … Continue reading

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Movies I’ve Seen: Kedi (2017)

Directed by Ceyda Torun. Music by Kira Fontana. Starring the streets of Istanbul, the cats that roam it, and the people who love them. In Turkish. About five minutes into Kedi, I realized that I wanted to talk at length … Continue reading

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Movies I’ve Seen: Toni Erdmann (2016)

Written and directed by Maren Ade. Starring Sandra Hüller (Ines), Peter Simonischek (Winfried/Toni Erdmann), Thomas Loibl (Gerald), Ingrid Bisu (Anca), and Trystan Pütter (Tim). In German and English, with snatches of Romanian. I don’t know what Toni Erdmann is, exactly, … Continue reading

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50-worders: Keeping up with the fogeys

This is way late, originally intended for December 2016, but life intervened, mostly in a good way. Considering that I recently turned 40 years old, and I’ve spent a year co-writing a book of musical criticism about a single record, … Continue reading

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